Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

4 responses to “Progress Report: Austerity Gone Awry in Woonsocket”

  1. RightToWork

    “This may literally be the most egregious example of conservative lawmakers opposing spending increases at the expense of their constituents the era of austerity has ever known.”

    A) Austerity is not growing government or entering into obligations and then refusing to fund them. That is just stupidity.
    B) Austerity has not been implemented in the United States or in Rhode Island. Austerity means an objective reduction in spending and that has not occurred on the National or State level. “Opposing a spending increase” is not austerity.

    Please stop misusing the term “austerity” to refer to any cuts, maintaining current spending levels, or stimulus that is not as large as you would prefer.

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